Just what the Yankees need, another first baseman.
But Doug Mientkiewicz is back and he’s crushing the ball in the Florida State League. Mientkiewicz was 3 for 3 with two doubles, a walk and five RBI for Tampa against Lakeland tonight.
He’s 5 of 7 with seven RBI in two rehab games. As you may recall, Mientkiewicz fractured his wrist in a collision with Mike Lowell back in June.
The Yankees almost certainly will not bring him back before Sept. 1. I would expect Minky to hit Trenton and Scranton on his way to New York.
If nothing else, he’s a heck of a glove and would be helpful protecting leads late in games.
Meanwhile, I just got to my hotel room in Detroit. The plane sat on the runway in Chicago for 3.5 hours while thunderstorms rolled through the area. But I did finish a few stories, played the stupid “music quiz” game on my iPod and slept. So it wasn’t a total loss.